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Message posted by Carole9012/7/2017 at 10:53am
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My car is a skoda Octavia 1.6 lt 2014 auto estate.
Caravan is swift challenger 480 2010
MTPLM is 1387
Car kerb weight is 1374 with driver, max tow weight is 1600/1800 kg. This is my current car , but will be changing soon
Thanks in advance,


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Message posted by Carole9012/7/2017 at 10:59am
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Sorry, just found a mistake in that data. That is for a 2.0lt Octavia I was looking to buy. Same estate auto diesel

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Message posted by Rob and Tina12/7/2017 at 11:27am
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If the MTPLM is 1387 and the car's kerbweight is 1374 this would be a 101% match. The general rule is that as a novice tower you should be aiming for an 85% match. The caravan should not be heavier than the car's kerbweight.

I'm not sure what you meant in the second post above. Are those the weights for your car or are they the weights for a car you are considering? Certainly the figures above do not sound like an outfit I would tow and I certainly would not recommend it for a beginner.

Rob


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